begetting begetting  /bɪ ˈɡɛ tɪŋ/


  • (v) make children


  1. The horrors of the 44-month war have permeated down to the smallest village, in cycles of brutality begetting retribution begetting counterretribution.
  2. Still deaf to his own exhortations about the joy and duty of begetting is Adolf Hitler.
  3. History to a reindeer is the rising and the setting sun, begetting and dying, the north-and southward seasonal flight of birds.



  1. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.......... Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only...
    on Aug 9, 2006 By: Martin Luther King Source: Gulf Breeze News

  2. Halberstam wrote that Cronkite was "moved by what he had seen, the immediacy and potency of it all, the destruction and the loss and the killing, and the fact that it was begetting so many lies, first by the command here in Saigon and then by the...
    on Jul 19, 2009 By: David Halberstam Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  3. As Martin Luther said: "Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction......The chain reaction of destruction - hate begetting hate......"
    on Aug 5, 2005 By: Martin Luther Source: Minivan News

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